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Is A Condo In Pima County Arizona Right for You?

Pima County, Arizona Introduction
Pima County is mostly the Tucson Metropolitan Area, in terms of population. There are plenty of towns and villages outside of Tucson and its suburbs, but you won’t find many condos for sale in Pima County outside of the big city or the towns we talk about below.

In this piece, we’ll look at Pima County as a whole, including its climate, the demographics of its people and the recreational amenities the region has to offer. We’ll get to know why so many people are eager to buy a condo in Pima County, and just where the best Pima County condos can be found.

We’ll look at Tucson, AZ in depth, and some of the more popular neighborhoods within it. We’ll also explore a few of the larger towns in the county besides Tucson, such as Marana, AZ and Oro Valley, AZ.




The Climate in Pima County
Arizona isn’t all what you see in the cowboy movies, and before you decide whether renting a condo in Pima County is a good idea, you should find out what the weather is really like there.

First off, Pima County is dry. It isn’t all desert – some of it is prime agricultural land, and most of the settlements are along rivers – but it doesn’t rain a lot. Pima County gets 13 inches of rain most years, just over 1/3 of the national average. It hardly ever snows either, with Pima County receiving an average of just one inch of snow per year.

Second, Pima County is very sunny. It gets 285 sunny days in the average year, compared to the national average of 205. In the summer, this translates to high temperatures. The average high temperature in July is 100 degrees F. However, this also makes for mild winters. The average low temperature in January is 38 degrees F. This is a solid 3 degrees warmer than most of the state.



Things To See And Do In Pima County
There is more to Pima County than Tucson and its suburbs, but not a lot more. Before you make a decision on that Pima County condo for sale, we really feel you should visit. Whether you’ll be spending time in the county seat of Tucson or in some of the county’s scenic smaller towns, you’ll have plenty to occupy yourself.

Examples include the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (featuring a zoo, botanical garden, natural history museum, and aquarium), the Biosphere 2 Living science Center, Colossal Cave Mountain Park, Old Tucson (where many of those cowboy movies were filmed), the Pima Air & Space Museum and the Southern Arizona Heritage & Visitor Center.

History of Pima County Arizona

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A History of Pima County

The land that was to become Pima County has been continuously inhabited since prehistoric times, something to think about when trying to rent a condo in Pima County, Arizona. The remains of irrigation canals can be found along the Santa Cruz River, as well as in other parts of the county. Many of the descendants of these people live in the Tohono O’odham reservation in Pima County today, the 2ndlargest such reservation in the country.

The Spanish came to the region in the late 17th century, placing missions as early as the 1690s. Colonists bound for San Francisco came through the region in 1775, and the Royal Presidio de San Agustin del Tucson was completed in 1781. That became Mexico’s northernmost outpost until the mid-19th century.

Silver and gold were discovered in Pima County in the middle of the 18th century, and both mining and ranching operations launched from Mexico swelled the area’s population quickly.

The land was transferred to the US as part of the Gadsden Purchase in 1853. The Pima County designated by the 1st Arizona Territorial Legislature included what is now Santa Cruz, Graham and Cochise Counties as well.

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Pima County Namesake

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How Pima County Got Its Name
Pima County was named for the Spanish name for the Akimel O’odham people who occupied the land before and throughout the European colonization. Akimel O’odham means ‘river people’. Other closely related groups include the Tohono O’odham (desert people), and the Hia C-ed O'odham (sand dune people).

The name ‘Pima’ is believed to come from the phrase pi 'añi mac or pi mac, which means ‘I don’t know’ in their language. Early colonists just took this to be the answer to the question ‘who the people are who live (there)’.

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Location

Pima County, Arizona Introduction
Pima County is mostly the Tucson Metropolitan Area, in terms of population. There are plenty of towns and villages outside of Tucson and its suburbs, but you won’t find many condos for sale in Pima County outside of the big city or the towns we talk about below.

In this piece, we’ll look at Pima County as a whole, including its climate, the demographics of its people and the recreational amenities the region has to offer. We’ll get to know why so many people are eager to buy a condo in Pima County, and just where the best Pima County condos can be found.

We’ll look at Tucson, AZ in depth, and some of the more popular neighborhoods within it. We’ll also explore a few of the larger towns in the county besides Tucson, such as Marana, AZ and Oro Valley, AZ.




The Climate in Pima County
Arizona isn’t all what you see in the cowboy movies, and before you decide whether renting a condo in Pima County is a good idea, you should find out what the weather is really like there.

First off, Pima County is dry. It isn’t all desert – some of it is prime agricultural land, and most of the settlements are along rivers – but it doesn’t rain a lot. Pima County gets 13 inches of rain most years, just over 1/3 of the national average. It hardly ever snows either, with Pima County receiving an average of just one inch of snow per year.

Second, Pima County is very sunny. It gets 285 sunny days in the average year, compared to the national average of 205. In the summer, this translates to high temperatures. The average high temperature in July is 100 degrees F. However, this also makes for mild winters. The average low temperature in January is 38 degrees F. This is a solid 3 degrees warmer than most of the state.



Things To See And Do In Pima County
There is more to Pima County than Tucson and its suburbs, but not a lot more. Before you make a decision on that Pima County condo for sale, we really feel you should visit. Whether you’ll be spending time in the county seat of Tucson or in some of the county’s scenic smaller towns, you’ll have plenty to occupy yourself.

Examples include the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (featuring a zoo, botanical garden, natural history museum, and aquarium), the Biosphere 2 Living science Center, Colossal Cave Mountain Park, Old Tucson (where many of those cowboy movies were filmed), the Pima Air & Space Museum and the Southern Arizona Heritage & Visitor Center.

Pima County, AZ Demographics

Population
In 2020, the US Census Bureau counted 1,043,433 residents in Pima County, most of them in Tucson. That is a sizable increase from the 2010 census, which showed only 980,263 Pima County residents.

Pima County had 466,299 housing units in 2019, 64% of which were owner-occupied. With nearly 5,000 building permits issued in 2020 alone, there should be plenty of condos in Pima County to choose from.

Household income
The median household income for residents of Pima County in 2020 was $56,169 in 2019. Though relatively low, this number has grown just over 5% from the figure the year before.

Education
About 89% of Pima County residents have high school diplomas, though just over 33% have a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Average salary
As of 2019, the average salary for men in Pima County was $64,750 per year, while women averaged $49,881.

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Why should you buy a condo in Pima County, AZ?

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Why Buy A Condo In Pima County?
The warm weather, the months and months of sunshine, and the almost total lack of snow make renting condos in Pima County very popular amongst retirees as well as with students of the county’s many universities. The aerospace industry is strong in Pima county, and the mining and mineral extraction industries still employ many Arizonans.

Pima County Art and Culture
Pima County and the Tucson Metropolitan Area have a lot to offer anyone moving to the region. For example, anyone buying or renting a condo in Pima county would have easy access to the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show (part of the gem, mineral, fossil, and bead gathering held all around Tucson in over 45 different sites), the Tucson Festival at the University of Arizona, the Tucson Folk Festival in El Presidio Park, two Fourth Avenue Street Fairs (in December and late March and early April), the Tucson Rodeo (Fiesta de los Vaqueros) and Tucson Modernism Week.



Top 3 Reasons People Want To Buy Pima County Condos
There are plenty of reasons why buying a condo in Pima County, AZ could be a great idea, but what makes the decision for you will be unique. In any case, consider moving to Pima County because:

Pima County’s cost of living is low. The cost of living in and around Tucson is 5% lower than the rest of Arizona, and 6% lower than the national average. Median home prices are less than $135,000!
Tucson is a hub for art and culture. The Rio nuevo District in the city has something new every week, and plenty of dining and nightlife to compliment the shows.
There is a lot of nature out there. With Pima County’s weather and the majesty of the Sonoran Desert right on your doorstep, there is plenty to do outside, all year round.

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Will A Pima County Condo Really Be Right For You? Pima County is a great place to live, but it has a unique culture and not everyone can adapt to living on the edge of the desert. You’ll find plenty to do outdoors in the warm spring and fall, and even the winter is mild. The summer thunderstorm season is actually quite beautiful too, in its way. But before you find a Pima County condo for sale and fall in love with it, consider whether you want to live in Tucson, or in a town out in the desert. Many people love it, but only you can decide.

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